[ Yes, this photo is of our venue, Paradise Point Resort! ]
This conference schedule is here for you to plan your time in San Diego. There will be a couple of days where there is a relatively brief break for lunch before the bus or trolley takes off. Please plan ahead and be aware that the on-site cafes are not short-order. Consider take-away. The final schedule will be published in your Conference Program, which you receive at conference check-in.
Schedule at a glance ...
Plant Conference Schedule Summary [subject to change; Conference Program will supersede.] Dates, Times & Events
TuesdayMay 29th 12:00 - 2:00 Conference Registration for Board and Judging School & Banquet Guest Registration 8:30 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast for Judging School 8:00- 5:00 Judges School 12:00 - 1:00 Judges School lunch 8:30 - 10:00 Continental Breakfast for Board 9:00 - 5:00 BSI Board Meeting 9:00 - 5:00 Displays & Exhibits set up 9:00 - 5:00 Set up plant sale room (am), and vendor stocking (pm) 9:00 - 5:00 Set up Show Room 12:00 - 1:00 BSI Board Luncheon 6:00 - 8:00 Board + Organizers Dinner - on your own
WednesdayMay 30th 9-11:30 & 1:30-3:30 Conference Registration & Banquet Guest Registration 9:00 - 2:00 Vendors stock sales room 8:00 - 11:00 More Displays & Exhibits set up 8:30-9:00 Judges & clerks continental breakfast 8:00–11:00 & 2:30–4:30 Registration of Show Plants 9:00–11:00 & 2:30–6:30 Judging of Show Plants 8:00 - 6:30 Setup Show, initial awards 11:30 - 1:30 Official Conference Opening, Lunch, Welcome Address 2:00 - 5:00 Plant Sale opens to registrants w/ early-bird raffle 2:00-2:30
ThursdayMay 31st 9:00 - 3:00 Conference Registration & Banquet Guest registration (intermittently) 9:00-10:30 Board Meeting & Cryptanthus Society Annual Membership 8:00 - 10:00 Final Award placement 10:00 - 12:00 Plant Show opens to registrants 9:00 - 11:30 Plant Sale open to registrants 1:00 - 9;00 pm Optional Bus trip leaves from porte-cochere promptly!
FridayJune 1st 8:00 - 9:30 Continental Breakfast for all 9:00 - 5:00 Plant Show & Sale open to public 9:30 - 10:30 Seminar I: Peter Waters 10:45 - 11:45 Seminar II: Jeffrey Kent 1:30 - 2:30 Seminar III: Paul Isley 2:45 - 3:45 Seminar IV: Jose Manzanares 6:00-10:00 Rare Plant & Silent Auction with Heavy Hors d’oeuvres & No-host Bar Note: Speaker order subject to change. SaturdayJune 2nd 9:00 - 5:00 Plant Show open to public 9:00 - 5:00 Plant Sale open to public 8:00 - 9:00 Seminar V: Ivón Ramirez 9:15-10:15 Seminar VI: Li Ping 10:30 - 11:30 Seminar VII: Pam Koide Hyatt 11:30 - 12:30 Judges Certification Committee 1:00 - 5:00 Urban Local Tours via trolley bus 6:00 - 10:00 No-host bar with view 7:00 - 10:00 Banquet Note: Speaker order subject to change.
SundayJune 3rd 10:30 - 12:00 BSI Board Follow up Meeting 9:00 - 4:00 Plant Show open to public 9:00 - 4:00 Plant Sale open to public 4:00 - 5:30 Break Down of Show Area 4:00 - 5:30 Break Down of Sales Area
Inside the historical Botanical Building, Balboa Park
This member's small garden will be on the Saturday tour that's included in your registration.
Bonus points if you can name the new Genus [It was Tillandsia.]